* Annapolis -- The Panthers' football team made the state...

High school notebook

November 15, 1992|By Pat O'Malley

* Annapolis -- The Panthers' football team made the state playoffs for the first time since 1989. The girls cross country team made the state meet for the first time since 1985.

* Archbishop Spalding -- With its 13-0 victory over Archbishop Curley (0-8, 0-6), the Cavaliers' football team (2-7, 1-6) will not finish last in the Maryland Scholastic Association C Conference for the first time in several years.

* Arundel -- First-year head coach Bill Zucco led the Wildcats' football team (3-7) to three wins in its last four games, including a season-ending, 27-0 romp over Meade (2-8).

* Broadneck -- After finishing 22nd in the county cross country meet, Dave Acosta climbed to 12th in the Class 4A, Region IV meet.

* Chesapeake -- Senior running back Brandon Steinheim finished with Cougars records for touchdowns (18), points scored (110), rushing yardage (1,562) and rushing average (9.6 in 162 attempts).

* Glen Burnie -- Old Mill junior transfer Butch Strong finished the season with 1,015 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns for the Gophers' football team (4-6).

* Meade -- Butch Young started his 28th season as a head basketball coach in the county and his 16th at Meade yesterday. * North County -- The Knights' football team (9-1) was ranked fifth and the boys soccer team (12-2) sixth, the highest among county teams for the fall.

+ * Northeast -- The Class 2A

Eagles' football team (3-7) had not lost to archrival Chesapeake (3-7) since 1989 until this year's final regular-season game, a 34-20 defeat.

* Old Mill -- Senior Marisa Sanders finished seventh in the county meet, but stopped running to concentrate on her acting. She hopes to land a drama scholarship.

* Severn School -- After a disappointing finish to their football season (8-2, dropped last two games of the season), Admirals senior catalysts Brad Fowler and Jamand Mack hope to regroup in basketball.

* Severna Park -- The (7-3) Falcons' 21-0 loss to archrival Annapolis (9-1) in the regular-season football finale was the first shutout in the 34-game series since Annapolis won by the same score in 1985.

* Southern -- With its 14-13 overtime win over archrival South River (7-3) to end the regular season, the Bulldogs of coach Buck Gardner won the county 3A-2A league title (2-0), finished with a winning record (6-4) and defeated the Seahawks for the second time in 16 years.

* South River -- The Seahawks' volleyball team (11-4) of coach Melissa Diehlmann is one of only four teams to defeat defending state 4A champion Severna Park (14-0) in a game. The Hawks lost, 3-1, to the Falcons last week, taking the third game, 17-15.

* St. Mary's -- Former JV coach Hank Gareis has begun coaching the Saints' varsity boys basketball team, succeeding Jim Sheehan.

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